Dr Sarah Gelcich

Dr Sarah Gelcich


I joined The University of Leeds, based at St James Hospital in December 2017 as part of the Quality of Life Metric Pilot Evaluation project. The project aimed to evaluate the implementation of a Quality of Life Metric across 5 Cancer Alliances in England to inform national rollout. The metric will aim to compare the quality of life post-treatment across different providers for service development.

I currently lead a Yorkshire Cancer Research funded project: CANVAS- CANcer surVeillance And Support. This project aims to enhance the support for breast and colorectal (bowel) cancer survivors by developing and evaluating a new surveillance approach with online self-reporting of symptoms, provision of tailored advice and integration in risk-stratified care pathways.

I have a background in applied linguistics, particularly in conversation analysis in medical consultations. I was awarded a Medical Humanities Sheffield scholarship and completed my PhD studies at the University of Sheffield. The study investigated communication of risk and disagreement within chronic type 2 diabetic medical consultations. I am interested in communication and talk-in-interaction within medical settings, as well as patient reported outcomes within cancer care. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
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